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Should Republicans Just Give Obama What He Wants?

Deckard Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:56 AM
i agree with "The Right Sphere." Obama has been able to, with the help of the press, to blame Republicans, calling them obstructionists, even when he had both houses of congress. I say, let him have his tax increases for upper income Americans, (most of whom voted for Obama anyway) and then just walk away. This gets rid of the tax increases. Let the rest of sequestration happen. The economy will go back into recession as a result of the tightening nature of tax increases, coupled with the reduction in defense spending. Let Obama own this. His plans (assuming that he has any real plans) won't work. The economy will continue to struggle. Pin it on Obama.
RodT Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:02 AM
Except Obama will be well taken care of regardless of how the tax payers fare.
Have you ever heard the expression "cutting off your nose to spite your face"?

The Republicans are solidly in charge of the pocket book and taxes. They have the power to stop the bankruptcy of this Nation and were elected to protect the people from the thiefs in the Senate.
Just becasue the media have their talking points and are yammering in all the megaphones how they won and they can do whatever they want, They won 4 more years of grid lock if they can not learn to compromise for the good of the Nation, not thier party. JMO.
Deckard Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:14 AM
Sorry. The Republicans control one 1/2 of one branch of government. That is hardly in control of anything. Just lit these fools own it. The press will not help us. Let them make their bed.
Deckard Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:59 AM
Then next year when the mid term campaigns start up, make it another referendum on Obama, just like in 2010. Strengthen the hold on the house and get the senate which is as vulnerable as it was this year. Mid terms are lower turnout and more partisan. The idiots with their hands out won't be voting, and the Republicans can consolidate their power and pin the continued economic troubles of the country on Obama. We are only 4 years into our lost decade.
Deckard Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:04 AM
Guy is wrong. There will be no uptick. There will be no improved economy. Europe is a mess and will not get better. China is no longer growing like it was. Everyone was worried that this would happen in the last four years. But Obamacare and the coming tax increases to the 250K+ income earners, along with a regulatory environment that stifles investment and economic growth will ensure that the economy will either limp along for the next few years or contract. This cake is baked. Lets make it Obama's. Then when people are so miserable they will have nowhere else to turn. Either that or misery will be the new normal (like it was during the great depression).

What should conservatives make of this provocative post from "RB" at the Right Sphere, which basically counsels Congressional Republicans to just get out of the way and let Obama have his way on the fiscal cliff?  Though I have some fundamental quarrels with the premise, I must confess that RB's "let it burn" playbook is certainly appealing on some level:

I’ve been watching the negotiations – if you can call Republicans negotiating with themselves while Obama still hasn’t put a plan on the table “negotiating” – over the “Fiscal Cliff” for weeks and it’s time for...